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Server will only boot in last known good configuration mode

My son has a 2003 server at his small business.  At some point something happened (he doesn't know what) that makes the server not boot unless you pick the last known good configuration.  We need to get it to boot in normal mode again.  Any suggestions?
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just to understand right you select last known good config and then you able to login after reboot you need to do the same?

right?

any event logs application, system?
Safemode uses the generic microsoft drivers. It sounds like you have a driver issue. Last known good will load up drivers that worked when a system restore point was created. If a system restore point was never created it will use the last boot that worked.
If u have installed a new hardware or u have reinstalled the existing hardware
and if the problem ins due to the above reason, then
Go to device manager-->Click on the Hardware u have reinstalled the driver
Right click the properties and in the driver tab click Roll Back Driver.
Sometimes Windows Updates will update the drivers, and then you have to roll back as well. To find out what driver is in conflict you have to logon to safemode.
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I think it does have to do with Windows Updates.  How do I find out which driver as it happens every time so the driver that is causing the problem continues to try to reload every time.
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Also go into device manager, (when in safe mode), click on VIEW and select SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES.

Any drivers with a yellow exclamation point in device manager are conflicting drivers.